This workshop is about how to use sound to effectively tell a story or support a story already being told. It is about using the elements of noise to create a sonic environment that helps make your presentation more believable and more relevant. The main idea of this workshop today is to get you thinking about component sound and how to join sounds together to make an effective audio environment for your production. We will the basics of sound with examples and hands-on experience. Recording devices and other technologies used to mix, alter (guitar stomp boxes don’t just work on guitars) and manipulate sound will also be discussed and demonstrated.
You’ll leave this workshop with a solid understanding of how to make your shows sound better!
Jeff has enjoyed a lifelong career as an educator, musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer, sound designer and producer, and was formerly the director of the electronic music studio of the University of Virginia. He has also worked in television directing and producing commercials and industrial films.
In his capacity as a “puppet person,” he is currently working on content for preschoolers focusing on inclusiveness and diversity issues. Jeff also serves as the Mid-Atlantic regional director for the Puppeteers of America and as the president of the National Capital Puppetry Guild and its newsletter editor.